Premiere: Emily Wolfe Shines Bright in Buoyant, Spirited Anthem “Something Better”

Something Better - Emily Wolfe
Something Better - Emily Wolfe
Emily Wolfe soars in her buoyant and spirited new anthem “Something Better,” a glistening indie pop upheaval whose rollicking guitars and feverish vocals fill a room with light and longing, drive and passion.
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It really is in our lowest lows that we find our real reasons to shine: For Emily Wolfe, it took a painful moment of isolation and turbulence for her to hone in on what she wanted, and go after it with all her might. The Austin-based guitarist/singer/songwriter soars in her buoyant and spirited new anthem “Something Better,” a glistening indie pop upheaval whose rollicking guitars and feverish vocals fill a room with light and longing, drive and passion.

Something Better - Emily Wolfe
Something Better – Emily Wolfe
Baby, what kind of mood am I in
Are you so afraid you might come home to me wasted
Baby, what kind of silly life is this?
You work 8 to 5 and by the time you’re getting home
The sun’s stopped its shinin’
I’m alone, alone, alone
Ohh I’m so tired, I’m so tired
Will this ever change?
Don’t wanna waste my life away
Hoping to find something better

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Something Better,” the lead single off her forthcoming sophomore LP Outlier (out this June 25). Following the release of her signature Epiphone Emily Wolfe Sheraton Stealth guitar in March (the first time Epiphone has partnered with an emerging artist), Wolfe’s new song frolics in guitar-fueled revelry: Wolfe describes Outlier as “album built on exquisite tension: an endless push-and-pull between desire and resistance, determination and self-sabotage, the instinctive need to belong and the urge to strike out on your own,” and her introduction to that record – her first release in nearly a year’s time – leans into the chaos, if only as a means of finding oneself and getting out of your own head. Produced by Michael Shuman (from Queens of The Stone Age and Mini Mansions), Outlier is a dynamic and energetic frenzy finely balancing chaos with artistic control.

“‘Something Better’ is about feeling stuck in time,” Wolfe tells Atwood Magazine. “It’s about the point of chaos in life that ends up creating real change for the better. I wrote it during a pretty lonely period in my life, but it ended up being a song I’m very proud of. Musically, I wanted to draw from my influence of The Cars, but add a modern pop twist.”

Emily Wolfe © 2021
Emily Wolfe © Beth Garrabrant

Emily Wolfe casts this emotion over a pensive, introspective verse and dramatically expressive, dazzling chorus. Her passionate performance is nothing short of explosive as she holds the ends of each line, sharing those same philosophical questions that find their way to all of our minds eventually:

Baby what kind of dream am I in
Are you so afraid this might turn out complicated
Baby when do you think my life begins
Cos I don’t I don’t I don’t know…I’m so tired
Will this ever change?
Don’t wanna waste my life away
Hoping to find something better

“Before this album, my approach was to know exactly what I was going to do when I went into the studio, but this time I wanted to leave room for a lot of creativity and weirdness,” Wolfe says of Outlier. “In a way it felt like jumping into the unknown with a blindfold on, but I just trusted that the risk would pay off.”

“Something Better” suggests good things to come, starting Wolfe’s album campaign out on a radiant high note. Wolfe’s kaleidoscopic vocal performance gets easily caught on repeat inside, and her sweeping guitar solo is as memorable as its pure groovy.  Stream her first single of the year exclusively on Atwood Magazine, and get lost in the immersive, feel-good folds of a hit single in the making.

Emily Wolfe’s sophomore album Outlier is out June 25, 2021!

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